Homes, Schools and County Information
Only a few locations in the country offer such a superior living environment, together with an outstanding school system and comprehensive governing leadership. Columbia is truly unique.
Columbia is a town of more
than 96,000 people living together in nine
villages or the residential area of Town Center — collectively
called Columbia's 10 villages. Each village
offers a mix of housing types including single-family
homes, condominiums and apartments. Adult
retirement communities, assisted living facilities
and life care communities are also available in
View a map of Columbia's villages.
Link to Housing and Apartment Sites: Information on apartments in Columbia is available online at www.ApartmentGuide.com.
Real estate information is available by calling the Howard County Association of Realtors at 410-715-1437. For housing statistics, such as average sale prices, contact the Howard County Office of Planning and Zoning through the web site for Howard County.
Interested in looking up the value
of your home? Visit
Real Property Data Search.
public schools in Columbia are run by the Howard
County Public School System, which has ranked
No. 1 in the state of Maryland for eight of the
past 10 years. Within Columbia, there are 14 elementary
schools, four middle schools and five high schools.
Columbia's students may also attend schools in
Clarksville, Elkridge and Ellicott City depending
on where the boundary lines are drawn. In many
cases, children can walk to and from their schools
using Columbia's pathway system. For complete
information on the school system, call 410-313-6600
or visit the Howard
County Public Schools web site.
County Census and Demographic Information
information on the demographic makeup of Howard
County, as well as statistics on employment,
wage rates and labor availability, is available
from the Howard
County Economic Development Authority web site.
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